Ford considering removable steering wheel, pedals for autonomous cars
A patent application from Ford reveals plans for a removable steering wheel and pedals, allowing drivers to either manually steer or clear the dash during autonomous modes.
Delphi invests in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz
Delphi is partnering with and taking a minority stake in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz Technologies as it seeks to further develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology.
Porsche forges carbon fiber in the wheel
Porsche has developed an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel and says it will be the first global automaker to offer the wheel when it debuts in early 2018 as an option on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive series.
Mercedes-Maybach goes green with Vision 6 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz is giving its ultraluxe Mercedes-Maybach lineup some green cred with the Vision 6 Cabriolet powered by an electric motor with output of 750 hp and a range of more than 200 miles.
U.S. charges retired UAW official in ongoing corruption probe
Virdell King, a retired UAW official, was charged with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of personal items.
Audi manager held in Germany being sought by U.S. for extradition, report says
American authorities asked Germany to keep an Audi executive in custody to prepare for his extradition while offering him a guilty-plea deal, Bloomberg reported
Top fund investors pumped brakes on fast-rising Tesla stock
Top Tesla investors Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price cut their holdings in the second quarter and indicated they were taking profits from the electric car maker stock.
Auto groups side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA origin rules
Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized NAFTA.
China's Guangzhou joins rivals in denying plans to buy Fiat Chrysler
Chinese carmaker Guangzhou has joined domestic rivals Geely and Dongfeng in saying it has no plans to acquire Fiat Chrysler.
Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says
Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Jim Hackett says technology will gradually augment current challenges, easing pain points such as limited parking and vehicle access that commuters deal with daily.
BMW and Daimler may consider merging car-sharing units
German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted.
Tesla responds to D.C. businessman's complaints
Tesla has responded to comments made in a Tuesday guest blog on the Automotive News website by Washington, D.C., businessman Alain Cohen.
BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4
BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.
Canada pushes back as NAFTA talks heat up
The Canadians may be characteristically polite as they carry out negotiations to amend NAFTA, but apparently they won't be pushovers.
GM thwarts plaintiffs' $1 billion accord with Old GM trust fund
GM thwarted a $15 million settlement between the company's bankruptcy trust and plaintiffs that would have forced the automaker to contribute $1 billion in stock, prompting claims of a secret plot.
Ford settles racial, sexual harassment probe for $10.1 million
Ford agreed to pay $10 million to settle sexual and racial harassment allegations by workers at two Chicago plants, resolving an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Hyundai plans long-range premium EV in strategic shift
Hyundai is placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy -- one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car.
VW to reveal more details on EV microbus, source says
VW brand CEO Herbert Diess is expected to announce on Saturday more details regarding the production of the battery-powered I.D. Buzz microbus slated to debut in 2022.
Fiat Chrysler is not an acquisition target, Dongfeng says
Dongfeng has no current plans to acquire all or part of FCA, Reuters reported. The company was one of several cited in an Automotive News report that said "a well-known Chinese automaker" had made an offer this month.
Roy Lunn, father of the Ford GT40, modern SUV, dies at 92
A mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40, Roy Lunn helped pioneer unitized bodies for SUVs to help meet fuel-economy requirements.
U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says
A new lawsuit accuses the federal government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.